Take a sneak look at one of our Birmingham food heroes with this excerpt from the No Ping No Bling guide ……….
Sompong – known to her friends as Apple – came to England ten years ago from the North East of Thailand to work in restaurants and she still still works in one today making savoury dishes for ten hours a day, six days a week.
She clearly thrives on hard work as all her free time is spent in the pursuit of Thai dessert making in the most traditional and highly skilled form possible.
She does not use artificial colorants – the colours in her food are always drawn from beautiful dried plants especially shipped from Thailand.
She is driven to do this not just for the love of her art but also to give as much support as possible to the Wat Santiwongsaram Buddhist Temple in Handsworth.
Every week she makes offerings of sweet delights not only for the monks to eat but also for temple goers and hopefully in return they will make donations to the temple.
On big celebration days you will also find her there making elaborate flower arrangements.
Amazingly Apple has twenty recipes perfected and she manages to make a selection each week which she supplies to China Mini Market in the Birmingham Bullring Indoor Market.
Take a look at her facebook page you’re sure to be impressed! https://www.facebook.com/sompong.kotsranoi